Expert mentoring service for EJP RD funding applications

Published 1 May 2020

Advancing promising technologies and therapies towards clinical application is a complex undertaking.

Academic research often lacks easy access to regulatory, therapy development expertise, manufacturing, and healthcare practice, leading to high failure rates. For this reason, the European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP RD) has initiated a mentoring programme for RD researchers.

If you have been invited to submit a full proposal from an EJP RD call, then you are eligible for cost-free expert support while you develop the full proposal. This is a service of Work Package 19 of the EJP RD, whose aim it is to increase the impact and patient benefit of the excellent science funded in EJP RD.

EATRIS ERIC, co-leader of WP19, will support applicants by providing feedback and suggestions on the translational feasibility of their projects, by analysing elements such as regulatory compliance and product classification, quality assurance and control, intellectual property strategy and suitability of analytical readouts. Working with a panel of international experts under full confidentiality, the advice provided in this service is for you the applicant only and it is not mandatory to use the advice in your study design.

This service is not related to the formal review process of the 2nd stage, and reviewers will not receive any information arising from the mentoring process.

If you would like the support of EATRIS, we will ask you to sign an engagement form, giving us permission to review your proposal and committing us to confidentiality with you for the project. There are no costs or obligations to you.

Please get in contact to make use of this service at least 2 weeks before the application deadline!

Please email Florence Bietrix to find out more or register for the service.